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LESSOR 8MW POMPEH.
RIGHTEOUSNESS IS LIFE, BUT INIQUI
TY IS DEATH.
Ilev. Dri Tnlinngx's Vlvl.1 Description of
i thellulned City Solemnity ami Awn In-
spired by tho Surroundings A WHi-ntnir
to tha Wicked of Today.
Brooklyn, Oct. 8. In his sermon nt
the Brooklyn Tabemncle this morning
Rev. Dr. Talmngo presented nn nronsing
themo of the living cities of todaj-drawn
from the tomb of a dead city of the past.
The opening hymn, led by cornet and or
gan, was joined by the voices of tho multitude:
Arm of tho Lord, awake, awake;
Put on thy strength! tho nations shake.
The subject was "Pompeii and Its Les
sons;" tho text, Isaiah xxv, 2, "Thou
hast made of a defensed city a ruin."
A flash on tho night sky greeted us as
wo left the rail train at Naples, Italy.
What was the strange illumination? It
was that wrath of many centuriesVesu
vius. Giant son of an earthquake. Intoxi
cated mountainof Italy. Fatherof many
consternations. A volcano, burning so
long, and yet to keep on burning until,
perhaps, it may be the very torch that
will kindle tho last conflagration and
set all tho world on fire. It eclipses in
violence of behavior Cotopaxi and iEtna
and Stroniboli and Krukatoa. Awful
mystery. Funeral pyre of dead cities.
Everlasting paroxysm of mountains. It
seems like a chimney of hell. It roars
with fiery reminiscence of what it has
done and with threats of worse things
that it may yet do. I would not live in
ono of the tillages at its base for a pres
ent of all Italy.
On a day iu December, 1031, it threw
up ashes that floated away hundreds and
hundreds of mi! a iiul dropped in Con
stantinople, and in tho Adriatic sea, and
on the Apennines, as well as trampling
out at its own foot tho lives of 18,000
people. Geologists have tried to fathom
its mysteries, but the heat consumed the
iron instruments and drove back the
scorched and blistered explorers from
the cindery and crumbling brink. It
seems like tho asylum of maniac ele
ments. At ono timo far back its top had been
a fortress, where Spartacus fought and
was surrounded and would havo been
destroyed had it not been for the grape
vines which clothed the mountainside
from top tb base, and' laying hold of
them he climbed hand under hand to
saf ety in the valley. But for centuries
it has kept its furnace burning as we
saw it that night on our arrival in No
vember of 1889.
THE DEAD CITY.
Of course tho next day wo started to
see some of the work wrought by that
frenzied mountain. "All out for Pom
peii I" was the cry of the conductor. And
now we stand by the corpse of that dead
city. As we entered the gate and passed
between the walls I took off my hat, as
ono naturally does in the presence of
6oino imposing obsequies. That city had
been at one time a capital of beauty and
pomp. The homo of grand architecture,
exquisite painting, enchanting sculpture,
unrestrained carousal and rapt assem
blage. A high wall 20 feet thick, three
fourths of it still visible, encircled the
city. On those walls at a distance of
only 100 yards from each other towers
roe for armed men who watched the
city. Tho streets ran at right angles
and from wall to wall, only one street
In the days of tho city's prosperity its
towers glittered in tho suuj eight strong
gates for ingress and egress; Gate of the
'Seashore, Gate of Herculaneum, Gate of
Vesuvius being perhaps the most im
portant. Yonder stood the Temple of
Jupiter, hoisted at an imposing eleva
tion, and with its six corinthian col
umns of immense girth, which stood like
carved icebergs shimmering in the light.
There stands the Templo Of the Twelve
Gods. Yonder seo the Temple of Her
cules and tho Templo of Mercury, with
nltars of marble and bas-relief, wonder
ful enough to astound all succeeding
Hges of art, and tho Temple of iEscula
jiins, brilliant with sculpture and gor
geous with painting.
Yonder aro tho theaters, partly cut
into surrounding hills, and glorified with
pictured walls, and entered under arches
of imposing masonry, and with rooms
for captivated and applaudatory au
diences seated or standing in vast semi
circle. Yonder aro the costly and irn
lnenso public baths of the city, with
more than tho modern ingenuities of
CarUbad. Notice tho warmth of those
ancient tepidariums, with hovering ra
diance of roof, and the vapor of those
caldariums, with decorated alcoves, and
the cold dash of their frigidnrinms, with
lloors of mosaic and ceilings of all skill
fully intermingled hues, and walls up
npholstered with all the colors of the
setting eun, and sofas on which to recline
for slumber after tno piunge.
Yonder are tho barracks of tho cele
brated gladiators. Yonder is the sum
mer home of Sallust, the Roman histo
rian and senator, tho architecture as
elaborate a3 Ids character was corrupt.
There is the residence of the poet Pansa,
with a compressed Louvre and Luxem
bourg within his walls. There is the
homo of Lucrotius, with vases and an
tiquities enough to turn the head of a
virtuoso. Yonder Bee the Forum, at the
highest place in the city. It is entered
by two triuuipaal arches. It is bound
ed on threo sides by dorio columns.
Yonder, in the suburbs oi me cuy, w
the homo of AmuaDiomea, xueiaaj or
t . -Lbfl' S2? 'SSSLl
billionairedom. gardens, nntalMa.
etatued, colonnaded, the cellar of tlxat
villa tilled wtttt DOtties o. rare,.. -j-
few drops of which wero found 1,800
years afterward. Along the streets o
the pity ara men of might and women of
beauty formed into bronzo that many
centuries had no pow?r to bedim. Bat-
tie scenes on walls in colors which a 1
time cannot efface, urea cny w.
peiit So Seneca and Tacitus and Cicero
YBwrvrcs ik ERurnos.
Stand with me on iUwalU thkeven-
lg Qf Auf . S3, A, D, 79. 6 tho ttiropg
passing up m down iu Tyrian purple
tnd'gifdles of arabesque, and necks en
chained with precious stones, proud offi
cial in imposing toga meeting the slave
carrying trays a-clink with goblets and
a-snioko with delicacies from p.iddoc's
and rea, and moralist musing over the
legradation of the times passes the prof
ligato doing his best to make them
worse. Hut k to the clatter and rataplan
ji mi 'irois on tiie streets paved with
uiocKsoi oasnit. Seo tho verdnred and
flowered grounds sloping into the most
neaniuiu luy of all the earth-the bay
Listen to the rnmbling chariots, car
rying convivial occupants to halls of
mirth and masquerade and carousal.
Hear the loud clash of fountains amid
no sculptured water nymphs. Notice
i ho weird, solemn, farreachimr 1mm nnl
Jin and roar of a city at tho close of a
summer day. Let Pompeii sleep well
tonight, for it is tho last night of peace
ful slumber before she falls into the
deep slumber of many long centuries.
The morning of the 24th of August, A.
D. 79, has arrived, and tho day rolls on,
and.it is 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
"Lookl'I say to yon, standing on this
wall, as the sister of Pliny said to him,
the Roman essayist and naval command
er, on tho day of which I speak, as 6ho
pointed him in tho direction in which 1
There is a peculiar cloud on tho sky;
a spotted cloud, now white, now black.
It is Vesuvius in awful and unparalleled
eruption. Now the smoke and fire and
steam of that black monster throat rise
and spread, as, by my gesture, I now de
bcriho it. It ncea, a great column of
fiery darkness, higher and higher, and
then spreads out like the branches of a
tree, with midnights interwrapped in its
foliage, wider and wider. Now the sun
goes out, and showers of pumice stone
and water from furnaces more than
seven times heated, and ashes in aval
ancho after avalui die, blinding and
scalding and suffocating, descend north,
south, east and west, burying deeper
and deeper in mammoth sepulcher, such
as never before or since was opened,
Stabia), Herculaneum nnd Pompeii.
Ashes ankle deep, girdle deep, chin deep,
Out of tho houses and temples and
theaters and into tho streets and down
to the beach fled many of tho frantic,
but others, if not suffocated of tho ashes,
were scalded to death by tho heated del
uge. And then camo heavier destruc
tion iu rocks after rocks, crushing in
homes and temples and theaters. No
wonder tho sea receded from tho beach
as though in terror, until much of tho
shipping was wrecked, and no wonder
that when they lifted Pliny the elder
from the sailcloth on which ho was rest
ing, under the agitations of what ho had
seen, he suddenly expired.
For three days tho entombment pro
ceeded. Then tho clouds lifted, and the
cursing of that Apollyon of mountains
subsided. Fur 1.700 years that city of
Pompeii lay buried and without any
thing to show its place of doom. But
after 1,700 years of obliteration a work
man's spade, digging a well, strikes some
antiquities which lead to tho exhuma
tion of tho city. JNow waiK with mo
through somo of tho streets nnd into
some of the houses and amid the ruins
of basilica and Temple and amphithe
ater. EMOTIONS THE SCENE INSPIRES.
From tho moment the guide met us nt
tho gate on entering Pompeii that day in
November, 1889, until he left us at the
gate on our departure, the emotion I felt
was indescribablo for elevation and so
lemnity and sorrow and awe. Come and
see the petrified bodies of tho dead found
in the city, and now in tho museums of
Italy. About 450 of those embalmed by
that eruptiou have been recovered.
Mother and child, noblo and serf, mer
chant and beggar, aro presentable and
natural after 1,700 years of burial. That
woman wa3 found clutching her adorn
ments when the storm of ashes and fire
began, and for 1,700 years fahe continued
to clutch them,
Thoro nt the soldiers' barracks are 04
skeletons of brave men, who faithfully
stood guard at their post when tho tem
pest of cinders began, nnd after 1,700
years were still found standing guard.
There is tho form of gentle womanhood
impressed upon the hardened ashes.
Pass along, and hero wo 6ee the deep ruts
in tho basaltic pavements worn thero by
the wheels of the cliariots of the first
century. There, over tho doorways and
in the porticoes, are works of art im
mortnhzing the dobauchery of a city,
which, notwithstanding all its splendors,
was a vestibule of perdition.
Those gutters ran with the blood of
the gladiators, who wero tho prizefight
ers of those ancient times, and it was
sword parrying sword, until, with one
skillful and btout plunge of the sharp
edge, the mauled and gashed combatant
reeled over dead, to be carried out amid
the huzzas of enraptured spectators.
We staid among those suggestive scenes
after the hour that visitors are usually
allowed thero and staid until there was
not a footfall to be heard within all that
city except our own. Up this silent street
and down that silent street wo wander
ed. Into tliat windowlesa and roofless
homo we went and camo out again onto
the pavements that, now forsaken, were
once thronged with life.
And can it be that all up and down
these solemn solitudes, hearts more than
1 800 years ago ached and rejoiced, and
feet ebuflled with the gait of old age or
danced with childish glee, and overtasked
workmen carried their burdens, and
!..,vnr,i Btai.':rered? On that mosaic
-"-- -h j hands in
iSagett ana cross tha threshold
carry tho Moved dead,
did pa Hirers j tboMnow
--- . Itc&skI
"' 0lei and contemplated the
I JW a,den,y te be thronged
c y JJSf pSaWloi that liad ever in-
gbaU .tojjl lt8 Umghter and
Jj"60 blasphemy and nncleannws
gwan; " " u was on tbe 28d
,'""t :9 And Vesuvius, from the
of ASg.J wmch fluaUed tbe btJ
I " "" evenlng M I stood in dUen-
1 r,SS seemed suddenly again
SmTSS rode ttb tb
to aeavo and flame aua
JB'VJauiu OAf JXAli VI )J 0 (rftJN Ala &OOTAT?t. OO'JQBJtfi Sfw893
lava and darkness and desolation nnd i
w6o with which mora than 19 centuries I
ago it submerged Pompc ii, as with tho
liturgy of firo and storm tho mountain
proclaimed at tho burial , ' "Ashes to ashes,
dust to dubt."
My friends, I cannot tell what practi
cal suggestion comes to your mind from
this walk thronjih uncovered Pompeii.
but the first thought that absorbs mo is
that, while art and culture aro impor
tant, they cannot save tho morals or the
life of a great town. Much of tho paint
ing and Bculpturo of Pompeii was bo cx
quisito that, whilo somo is kept on tho
walls when it was first penciled, to be
admired by those who go there, whole
wagon loads and whole rooms full of it
have been transferred to tho Mnseo Bor
bonico nt Naples, to bo admired by tho
Those Pompeiian artists mixed such
durability of colors that, though their
paintings were buried in ashes nud sco
riro for 1,700 years, and siuco they woro
uncovered many of them havo remained
there exposed to the rains and winds
and winters and summers of 180 yenrs,
the color is as fresh and vivid and truo
as though yesterday it had passed from
tho easel. Which of our modern paint
ings could stand all that? And yet many
of the specimens of Pompeiian art show
that tho city was sunk to such a depth
of abomination that thero was nothing
deeper. Sculptured and petrified and em
balmed abomination. Thero was a stato
of public morals worse than belongs to
any city now standing under tho sun.
Yet how many think that all that is
necessary is to cultivate tho mind and
advance tho knowledge and improvo the
arts. Havo you the impression that elo
quenco will do the elevating work?
Why, Pompeii had Cicero half of every
year for its citizen. Have you tho idea
that literature is all that is necessary to
keep a city right? Why, Sallust, with a
pen that was tho boast of Roman litera
ture, had a mansion in that doomed city.
Do you think that sculpture nud art are
quite sufficient for the production of
good morals? Then correct your delu
sion by examining the statues in the
Temple of Morcnry at Pompeii, or the
winged figures of its Parthenon, and tho
colonnades and arches of this house of
By all means have schools and Dussol
dorf and Doro exhibitions and gnllcriea
where tho genius of all tho centuries can
bank itself up in snowy sculpture, and
all bric-a-brac, and all puro art, but
nothing save tho religion of Jesus Christ
can make a city moral. In proportion
as churches and Bibles nnd Christian
printing presses and revivals of religion
abound is a city clean and pure. What
has Buddhism or Confucianism or Mo
hammedanism dono in all the hundreds
of years of their progress for tho eleva
tion of society? Absolutely nothing.
Peking and Madras and Cairo aro just
what they woro agos ago, except as Chris
tianity has modified their, condition,
What is the difference betwoen our
Brooklyn and their Pompeii? No dif
ference, except that which Christianity
has wrought. Favor all good art, but
take best care of your churches, nnd your
Sabbath schools, and your Bibles, and
your family altars.
TWO REMARKABLE CEMETERIES.
Yea, seo in our walk today through
uncovered Pompeii what sin will do for
a city. Wo ought to bo slow to assign
tho judgments of God. Cities aro some
times aflliSteu just as good people aro
afflicted, and tho earthquake, and tho cy
clone, nnd tho epidemic are no sign in
many cases that God is angry with a
city, but tho distrefcs is sont for some
good and kind purpose, whether we
understand it or not. The law that ap
plies to individuals may apply to Chris
tian cities as well, "All things work
together for good to those that love
But the greatest calamity of history
camo upon Pompeii not to improve its
future condition, for it was completely
obliterated and will never bo rebuilt. It
was so bad that it needed to bo buried
1,700 years before even its ruins were fit
to be uncovered. So Sodom and Gomor
rah wero filled with such turpitudo that !
they were not only turned under, but
havo for thousands of years been kept i
under. The two greatest cemeteries are
the cemetery in which the sunken ships j
are buried all tho way botwoen Fire
island and Fostnet lighthouse, and the ,
other cemetery is tho cemetery of dead
I got down on my knees and read the
epitapheology of a long line of them,
Here lies Babylon, onoo called "the ham
mer of tho wholo earth." Dead and
buried under piles of bitumen and bro
ken pottery and vltrefied brick. And I
hear a wolf howl and a reptilo hiss as I
am reading this epitaph (Isaiah xiii, 21),
"The wild beast of the desert shall be
thore, and their houses Bhall bo full of
Tho next tomb I kneel before in this
cemetery of cities Is ttineven. iicr
winged lions are down, and the slabs of
alabaster havo crumbled, and the sculp-
tnra that represented her battles is as
completely scattered as the dust of the
heroes who fought them. Perhaps I
put my knee into the dust of her 8ar
iinnamlns as I stoon to read her epitaph
(Zephanlah ii, 14.) "Now is Nineveh des
olation and dry like a wilderness, and
flocks lie down in the micm or ner; an
the beasts of the nations, both tho cor
morant and the bittern, lodge in the up
per lintels of it." And while I read it
I hear an owi nooi sou u uj cuu juuj,u.
Tho next entombed city I pass haa a
monument of 60 prostrate columns of
,rrav and red irranite. and it is Tyre.
Tho noxt sepulcher of a great capital Is I
covered with scattered columns and de-'
faced sphiuxes and the sands of the des
ert, and it is Thebes. Aslpassonlfiud
tbe resting placoof Mycewe. a city of I
nrhinh Homer sane, and Conntb, which
rejected Paul and depended ujm her
fortress, Acrocorinthns, which now ll
dismantled on the hill, and I move on in
i.i. .cfnt-rv of citien. and I find the
! tombs of SardU and Smyrna and Per-
sepolia and Memphis and BaalU-k and
' r... .i.o nnd Imre are the cities of the
' plain and Ilerculauetun and BUbia and
, Pompeii. Borne of them have mighty
sarcophagus and hieroglyphic enUbl.
ture, but they nrdQpjul and buried nover
But tho cemetery of ui'ad olties is not
yet filled, nnd if tho present cities of tho
world forget God and with their inde
cencies shock tho heavons lot them
know that tho God who on the 24th of
August, 79, dropped on a city of Italy a
Buperincumbranco that staid thero 17
centuries is still nlivo nnd hates sin now
ns much as ho did then nnd has at his
command nil tho armament of destruc
tion with which ho whelmed their in
It was only a few summers ago that
Prooklyn and Now York felt an earth
quakd throb that sent tho people af
frighted into tho street, and that sug
gested that thero are forces of nature
now suppressed or held in check which
easier than n child in a nursery knocks
down n row of block houses could pros
trate a city or engulf a continent deep
er than Pompeii was engulfed. Our hopo
Is iu tho mercy of tho Lord continued to
our American cities.
It amazes mo that this city, which
has tho quietest Sabbaths on the conti
nent nnd tho best order and tho highest
tone of morala of any city that I know
of, is now having brought into as near
neighborhood as Coney Islnnd carnivals
of pugilism ns debasing ns any of the
gladiatorial contests of Pompeii. What
a precious crow that Conpy Island Ath
letics blub is, under whose auspices
these Orgies- are ennctedl What a degra
dation to tho adjective "athletic," which
ordinarily suggests health and musclo
developed for useful purposol Instead
of calling It nn athletic club thoy might
better Btylo it "The Ruffian Club For
Smashing the Human Visage."
Vile mon aro turning that Coney Islnnd,
which is ono of the finest watering places
on all tho Atlantic coast, into a place for
tho offeconring of tho earth to congre
gate, the low horso jockej's and gamblers,
and 'the pugilists, and tho pickpockets,
and the bloats regurgitated from tho
depths Of tho worst wards of theso cities,
Thoy invito delegates from universal
loaferdom to como to their carnival of
kuucklos. But I do not believe that the
pugilism contracted for aud advertised
for next Decomber will take place in our
A STEP TOO TAR.
Evil sometime defeats itself by going
ono step too far. You may drive tho
hoop of a barrel down so hard that it
breaks. I will not believe that tho inter
national prizo fight will take place on
Long Ibland or in tho state of New York
nutil I seo tho rowdy rabhlo rolling
drunk Off the cars nt Flatbush avenue
and with faces banged nnd cut and bleed
ing from tho iitibruting scone. Against
this infraction of tho laws of tho stato of
New York I lift solemn protest. The
curso of Almighty God will rest upon
any community that consents to such an
outrage. Docs any ono think it cannot
bo stopped, and that tho constabulary
would bo overborne? Then lot Governor
Flower send down thero ft regiment of
state militia, and thoy will clean out tho
nuisance in ono hour.
Warned by tho doom of other cities
that have perished for their ruffianism,
or their cruelty, or their idolatry, or their
dissoluteness, let all our American cities
lead the right way. Our only dependence
is on God nnd Christian influouces. Poli
tics will do nothing but mako things
worse. Send politics to moralize and
savo a city, and you send smallpox to
heal leprosy or a carcass to relievo the
air of malodor. For what politics will
do I refer you to the eight weeks of stul
tification enacted at Washington by our
American politics will become a re
formatory power on tho same day that
pandemonium becomes a church. But
there" are, I am glad to say, benign and
salutary and gracious influences organ
ized in all our cities which will yet tako
them for God and righteousness. Let
us ply tho gospel machinery to its ut
most speed and power. City ovangoliza
tion is tho thought. Accustomed as aro
religious pessimists to dwell upon statis
tics of evil and dolorous facts, wo want
somo one with sanctified heart and good
digestion to put in long lino tho statis
tics of natures transformed, nnd profli
gacies balked, aud souls rausomed, aud
Give us pictures of churohe.1, of
schools, of reformatory associations of
asylums of mercy. Broak in upon the
"Misereres" of complaint and despond
ency with "To Deums" and "Jubilatcaof
moral and religious victory. Show that
the day is coining when ngreat tidal wave
of salvation will roll over all our cities.
Show how Pompeii buried will become
Pompeii resurrected, Demonstrate the
fact that thero aro millions of good men
and women who will givo themselves no
rest day nor night until cities that aro
now of the type of the buried cities of
Italy shall take typo from tho New Jeru
salem coming down from God out of
heaven, I hull the advancing mora.
I make tho same proclamation today
that Gideon made to tho shivering cow
ards of his army. "Whosoever is fear
ful and afraid, let him return and depart
early from Mount Gilehd." Close up the
ranks. Lift tho gospel standard. For
ward into this Armageddon that It now
opeuing and let tho word run all along
the line: Brooklyn for GodI All our
cities for God? America for GodI The
world for Uodl The most of us here
gathered, though bom in tho country,
will die in town.
Shall our last walk be through streets
where sobriety aud good order dominate,
or grogboj. iiich the air? Shall our
last look be upou city halls where Jus
tice reigns, or demagogues plot for the
stuffing of ballot boxeaV Shall we tit for
the lust time in wme church where God
is worH;d with the contrite heart, or
where cold formalism goes through un
meaning genuflexion? God save the
cities! RigbtwjusHww is life; lulqulty it
death. Remember j-tcturusque, terraced,
tempted, sculjitured, boastful, God de
fying awl entombed Potnprti!
A !! loUrjr.
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A correspondent of Natnro nt Chris
Mania gives nn account of a very curious
phenomenon witnessed from tho top or
Gausta mountain (height 0,000 Ndrvo
gian feet) in Teloimirkcn, south of Nor
way, "Vfo wero ft pnrty of two Indies
tirid threo gentlemen on tho summit of
this mountain on Aug. 4. On tho morn
ing of that day tho sky was passably
clearj nt noon thoro was a thick fog.
Between 0 nnd 7 o'clock in tho afternoon
(tho wind bolng south to southwest) the
fog suddonly cloarod in places so that'
r,o could boo tho surrounding country in .
sunnlnno through tho rifts.
Wo mounted to tho flngstnff in order
to obtain a better viow of tho scenory,
and thero wo at once observed in tho
fog, in an easterly direction, a doublo
rainbow forming a complete circlo nnd
seeming to be 0 feot to 80 feet distant
from us. In tho middle of this, wo all
appeared as black, orect and nearly llfo
lizo silhouettes. Tho outlines of tho
silhouettes wero so sharp thiit wo could
easily roOognizo tho figures of onoh othor,
and every movement wns reproduced,
Tho head of each individual hppenred to
occupy tho center of tho circlo, nnd onch
of us seemed to bo standing on tho inner
periphery of tho rainbow. Wo estimated
tho inner radius of tho circlo to be six
This phenomenon lasted dovoral min
utes, disappearing with tho fog bank to
bo reproduced in now fog threo or four
times, but ench timo moro indistinctly.
The Bunshiiio during tho phenomenon
seemed to us to bo unusually bright.
Mr. Kiellaiul-TorkildBcn, president of
tho Tolcmnrken Tourist club, writes to
mo that the builder of the hut on tho top
of Gausta lias twico seen spectacles of
this kind, but iu each caso it was only
tho outline- of tho mountain that was
reflected on tho fog. IIo had never aeon
his own imago, nnd ho does hot mention
circular or other rainbows."
1 Hair Death.
IlniliiDtls removes hn.1 forever destrovsnb.
rjecllonaule liulr, whi'berupon the hands.
men uriiisnr hock, wiiunui discoloration
ir injury u me most aeiicate skid,
was for Unv vuirs tho Biuret 'nrmii'a
KrusmuK Wilson, acinowleiletfd by rhvul
:lans an 1 ho h(hMt uulhority and the
most eminent dermatologist and bulr spa
clallsl thut evof lived, liurliifhls nrlvata
praotlo'iol a life-time among the nobility
na aristocracy or Miropa ue neecriDeu
this recipe, l'rloe, 1 by mill, sonorelv
oacKea ivrrcsnouuencooonnaeutiai. ooie
geniB ror America Address
Tile SKOOKUM ROOT HAIR GROWER l'0,
I'lepU It. 67Hoiilli Fifth Avenuu.New York
PKOFEtfaiONAL AND I1U8INBB8 OAKOS.
i if. n'Aiior. oto.o. iiinouah.
rV'Altor & BINGHAM. Attorneys at Law.
1 llannm I, 'J and 8, U'Arcy ilulldlng. Hi
mate street. Special attention given to busi
ness In the supreme and circuit courts of the
slate. a 11
allLMON KOKI), Attorney at Ur, Balem,
. Oregon. Office upstairs In IVtton block
J. IllCia Kit. Attorney at UM'.Halein, Ore
gon, ornce over tiusn's bank.
T J.BHAW.M. W.lllWr. HIIAWAHUNT
J . Attorneys at law. Ofnre over Capital
National bank, Halein, Oregon.
JOHN A. OAIHON, Attorney at law. rooms
H and 4, Hush bank building, Baloru,Or,
II. r. HONHAM. W. II. 1IOLMEM.
B0NIIAM4 HOI.MEH, Attorneys at law
OinoelnlSusu block, between Bute and
ourt, on Commercial street.
I01IN HAYNK. ATTOIlNKV.AT.iAV.
J Collection! mads aud promptly remitted.
Muipliy block, cor. Htala and Commercial
si roeta, rialetn, Oregon. V-u-tf.
WO. KNIUiiTuN-Arcbllecl and surxrln
Undent. Office, rooms 1 and S )lutn
f K. l-OOUK.
Htcnoxranher and Tipe-
flou but one In
wrltest. lleel equipped typewriting or-
Oregon, over tiusu' bang,
OTKLLA HIIKKMAN -Typewriting and
Q eoiuuierclal stenography. rom It, Oray
block, f trst-elase work, lutes reasonable.
It. A. OAVHJUte l"et Graduate of New
York, gives special attention to the dls
twice of women and children, nose, lb mat,
lung, kidneys, skin diseases and surgery,
omce at residence, I ol Mate street. Uousulta
tlou from tots a. in aud 3 to ip in. 7-1 -am
U iillOWNK, i. !.. fuysiclanaodHur-
geon. urnce, siurpuy uiomsj reamers,
fLT V HMirii, Dentl-t.
tri Hlete street
fktlem. Of egon. finished dental opera,
lions of tvvry description, lalnleas iOpera
llons a specialty.
Ii Isft.itl I mI.IiuI
jf. i utiii. js.ii;uii,s. arena
ndence fur all
11011s tad ftUDeiinUutlenco fur i
viiseiw we wees scwi
Ire I, up stairs.
lae.ea as (tlillrflntna I Itllfsl fVsl
OUlce aw Commercial
YirLD AT OSCS TO
OR. BO-fAN-KO-S f HE NEattOY.
wfcbra hu dtnetlr ea puts sirA4
MtMonm isjsors, sMt lwVlwiVONI,as
rJLC, O c wsu, V. HMsake, UJ
fklf sTbW SB, t
(rMIMaiWUV WTm u unwi
Bold by Batkett e VnnBlype.
. j wim, -j
Root Hair Grower
KUUl nAIK UKUWtK GU.J.
Flfth'ATWae, Ncrr) York, N. Y. I IK
-Brick and 1c-
, Hi .iiiiimi. i i ii
Only B cents e.' day delivered at
J. h -BENNETT dbSON.
1 P. O 'Bldolc
pitOTKOTIONLODaKNO. 2 A.O.U. Wrf'
a. Meats in ineir nan in nuite inaurnuct
building, every Wednesday evtinlng.
, . ., , A- W.' MINNIB, M. W.
J. A. 8Kb WOOD, Rooorder.
It TIBS ANNIR THORNTON. (Y,i.mvnl,.l.
IVJL . ol 'Music, Dresden. Of rmany.- Vocal
aad Instrumental music Insiructorof French
ana uorman at wiiinrnruio university,
ltooms 0-7, Bank ilulldlng. il-tf.
The House Mover.
451 BiHrion Street.
Has the best facilities lor moving and rals-
iug uouku. uoavo oraera at uray iiros.,'Or
address Halom, Oregon.
From TonbIq&I or Interior 'i'oiuta tbe
I Is tbe line to tako
To all Points East and South.
It Is tho dining oar route, ltruns through
vestibule trains,' every day in the year to
ST. PAUL AND CHICAGO
;(No change of ears.)
Composed of dining cars unsurpassed,
I'nllmau drawing room sleepers
Of latest equipment
Iltot that can bo constructed and In whloh
aooommodatleaa are both free) and fur
nished for holders of Orst and second-class
ELEQAirr DAY COAt'lTES.
A continue ts line ooBBejtlng with all
lines. aOording dtreet and uninterrupted
Pullman slter- 7-ervnt Ions can be se
cured in adviBCO tLrciifcU any agent of
Through tickets to and from all points
In America, England and Knroba can be
purchased at any tlokot ofltoe of this com
full Information concerning rates, time
of tralui.routes and other details furnished
on Amplication to any erent or
A. D. CHARLTON.
Assistant General i'ftsni.-er Agenti Mo,
121 First street, oor. WashlBgUwi iort-
Shaw & Downing, Atfenta.
Newport, - - Oregon.
Located on the Beachtwo miles noith
of Newport 011 Cave Cove, n beautifully
Mieltered pot, wonderful nccncryi sea
bathlnir, fine drives to Capo Coulwcath
ur IIkIiIIioubo. Houbo now, rooms larjo
anil airy. Finest resort for families or
Invalids. Open all winter. Terms
mrM!rfita hv liav tr utaaIt. TnlAn.1lti
visitors can drop a postal card to New
iiuiv uuu uo uiol uy iint'H.
John Viry.fxvnirrtt .
OMAHA, KANSAS CITY,
AMD A LI.
ii DAYS to
mk tho Quickest to Chicago and
UUUI& the East.
HOUR Quicker to Omaha-and Kan-
Thfough Pullman snd Todrisl Slefeti. Free
Retllnlig Chair Cin, Olning Cart.
oriat aud crneral luprkixin j.i, in
W. II IIUKL.UUKT, Awt.( IV A
VA WaeklegUut It.. VwM
On Meter System,
TO CON8UMEBS .
TheyRlam Light and Power Company nt
ffre-a ejpvnio have rqulpped their Klectno
'Light Tilant With tho most modtrti annnrnlnB
?.u!?.n,VU0W,,, ' ont !h pnhl'o a bettrr
light than liny ytem ana nt a rate lower
tuuu uuj city ou lue coast,
Aro and Incandescent Light
Ing Electric Motors for all
purposes whero power is re
llcliienrctcanba wired for ru mnny llgata
as doslred and the comnmera pny Tor only
such lights ri are ued. Thin being reglsto
Dy an Eleotno Meter. Office
179 Commercial St.
Biya ha Ins not sold out but
siinpiy moved his ehop to the
old stand at Liberty street
Leave! orders nt Palom ltn
provement Co.. CO State street.
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD CO
K. W. HADLEY, Receiver.
SKOIiriilNE to CALIFORNIA
OCEAN STEAMER SAILINGS-
a B. W LLAMTTTH! VAI.UEV.
Leaves Pan Francisco, Oct.7tu, 17th and 27 h.
Leaves Yaqulna.Oot. 2d, 13tb,22d andJov JWtli
HATK'i ALWAYS BAaiSPACTTORT.
. For freight and passenger rates apply to any
Agent or purserof this rnmpany;
. , . . v 11MAUY, Oen'l upt.
O. . "WAnULAW. T V. 41' A.
U. U. 10 WEU8, Agent, te'em Deok.
East and South
THE SHASTA ROUTE
oAuronmA kxviiesh thain niln DAttY iik
rvrmr i-ohtIand aki h, r.
(1:16 p. m.
9.UI p. m.
. I 15:89 a,
Above trains stop at ull stations from
Cortland to Albany inclusive; also at Tangent
Sliedd, Ilalsey, JIarrtsburg, Junction rlly,
Irving, Kugene nnd all stations from Koueburg
o Asbland Inclusive.
UnHjeHUHO MAll. DAILY.
T.vT Portland' Ar.T 4:xo p. m,
Lv. Hulem iiv.l 1:40 p. rn.
Ar. lloseburg Lv, 7.00 a. m
:) a. rn.
1:17 a. m
Oiiilng1 nr oh OgftoR Knte
TOLLMAN BUFFET SLEEPES
Second Class Sleeping Gars-
Attacbod to all through trains.
Vest Side Divlsios, Betweei MM
"73wa, W.1 Lv.
lifclft p. m, 1 Ar.
Ar71"KS5 p. m.
Lv. I 1KB p.m.
At Albany and Oorvallls connect
rains cf Oregon 1'afllflo Railroad.
KXI-MSaWTHAIH (l)Alt.V X(Jlt-TUDA
l:u p. m,
7(20 P. rn.
MoMlnnvllle Lv. I 6X0 a.m
To all points In tbe Kasttra States. Canada
ind Europe can be obtained at lowest rates
iroui w. w
v n univtiH
DK1NNKK, Agent. tWeni.
Asst. U. ", and Pas. Ag't
K. KOKULKK. Manaaar
WISCONSIN CENTRAL UNES
(Nerthini Piclfc R. R. C., UUh.)
LATEST TIME CARD.
Two Through Tralru Dally.
1 Minn... a
H. 88a s
1 . Asbland. a
Tickets sold and liaseaea ehacVed tlirntuh
to all points Iu tbo UiilledHtate and OaBaJa,
Ulose connection made la Chicago vtltU all
trains going East and Houtti.
roriuiuuioriuauon apply to your nearest
ticket agent or JAB, o. FOXli,
ueu. t-Miw, ana ill, At, UB)eao, iu
W. L. DOUGLA1
S3 SHOE nJCUfn
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ft ywwiM afM VUM SH0L mh US WM
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tfHTMwtR, Kw wl itwmlst Is yss fceesiih
do ts kr e.rc Wmt W. L 94 Ssm.
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